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Liu Wen

Liu Wen

Liu: Victoria’s new Chinese Secret

Liu Wen, 21, started her modelling career at the age of 17. Her big break came when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, which had been won previously by another famous covergirl Du Juan. Though Liu didn’t win, she landed the cover of Chinese FHM and started appearing frequently in top fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

What is she famous for?

Liu has been prominent at international Fashion Weeks since her  debut in February in 2008. Designer Karl Lagerfeld is also a fan, choosing her as the first Asian to model a Chanel collection in May 2008. She is also the face for big ad campaigns for DKNY, Benetton, CK One and Converse.

Why is she in the news?

Liu is the first Asian model to be selected for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which aired in early December. She admitted that she was surprised to be chosen as one of the “angels” at the highly watched event, along with supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum. “I asked my agent if she was joking. I didn’t think an Asian girl would get this job.”

The model told the China Daily she believes she was invited onto the catwalk because China is getting stronger and the world is paying more attention to the country.

Liu Wen, 21, started her modelling career at the age of 17. Her big break came when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, which had been won previously by another famous covergirl Du Juan. Though Liu didn’t win, she landed the cover of Chinese FHM and started appearing frequently in top fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

What is she famous for?

Liu has been prominent at international Fashion Weeks since her debut in February in 2008. Designer Karl Lagerfeld is also a fan, choosing her as the first Asian to model a Chanel collection in May 2008. She is also the face for big ad campaigns for DKNY, Benetton, CK One and Converse.

Why is she in the news?

Liu is the first Asian model to be selected for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which aired in early December. She admitted that she was surprised to be chosen as one of the “angels” at the highly watched event, along with supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum. “I asked my agent if she was joking. I didn’t think an Asian girl would get this job.”

The model told the China Daily she believes she was invited onto the catwalk because China is getting stronger and the world is paying more attention to the country.


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